The Hindu Vocabulary 15 May 2023

2023-05-16

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial May 15, 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Lessons in a loss: On the 2023 Karnataka Assembly election result”.

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Definitive

Adjective

A conclusion or agreement done or reached decisively and with authority.

(निश्चित)

Conclusive, Decisive, Clear, Definite, Deciding, Determinative,

Unclear, Inconclusive, Doubtful, Ambiguous, Problematic

The list that you prepared is definitive.

Garner

Verb

Gather or collect something, especially information or approval.

(सृजित)

Collect, Gather, Assemble, Amass, Accumulate, Corral, Group, Combine;

Disperse, Dispel, Dissipate, Scatter

You need to garner some more evidence to prove your truth.

Shrink

 Verb

Become or make smaller in size or amount.

(सिकुड़ना)

Contradict, Diminish, Lessen, Reduce, Decrease, Decline

Expand, Increase, Accelerate, Lengthen, Inflate

My clothes shrink when I washed them.

Devoid

Adjective

Entirely lacking or free from

(वंचित)

Void, Barren, Bereft, Empty, Bankrupt, Destitute, Bare, Insufficient

Full, Filled, Replete, Fraught, Provided

Your house is devoid of fresh air.

Lean

 

Verb

Be in or move into a sloping position

(झुक जाना)

Slant, Incline, Bend, Tilt, Tip, Cock, Slant, Tend

Straight, Level, Flat, Even

Don’t walk in a lean position on mountains.

Adjective

As in skinny, having a noticeably small amount of body fat

(दुबला)

Skinny, Thin, Slender, Bonny, Slim, Fatless

Fat, Plump, Obese, Overweight, Chubby, Thick, heavy

Ram is a lean personality.

Indecisive

Adjective

Not providing a clear and definite result.

(अनिर्णायक)

Unsure, Skeptical, Conflicted, Uncertain, Questioning, Ambivalent, Irresolute, Doubtful

Decisive, Decided, Definite, Obvious, Positive, Clear

The match was left indecisive due to rain.

Composure

Adjective

The state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself.

(आत्मसंयम)

Calmness, Serenity, Coolness, Tranquillity, Equilibrium, Assurance, Equanimity, Collectedness

Agitation, Anxiety, Care, Concern, Uneasiness

One must maintain calmness and composure in behaviour.

Integrity

 

Noun 1

The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.

(ईमानदारी)

Honesty, Probity, Honour, Ethics, Moral, Virtue, Sincerity

Dishonesty, Disgrace, Dishonour, Corruption, Evil, Wickedness

Aman is a man of integrity.

Noun 2

The state of being whole and undivided.

(अखंडता)

Unity, Unification, Wholeness, Togetherness, Coalition

Division, Divided, Split, Isolated

We should take steps to protect the integrity of India.

Impart

Verb

Make information known

(देना)

Transmit, Spread, Give, Convey, Communicate, Disseminate, Propagate, Transfer

Catch, Contradict, Keep, Conceal, Hold, Cover, Secret

Teachers impart great knowledge to our society always.

Diversity

Noun

The condition of having or being composed of differing elements.

(विविधता)

Variety, Diverseness, Heterogeneity, Multiplicity, Assortment, Multifariousness, Manifoldness, Distinctiveness

Same, Similar, Homogeneity, Likeness

India is a land of diversity.

 

 

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